Discover Witchcraft, Demonic Forces, Madness and Murder at Local Libraries

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EXTON, PA — The Chester County Library System announced the Dark History Virtual Series, presented by Jennifer Green, Director of Education, Chester County History Center and author of Dark History of Penn’s Woods, Murder, Madness and Misadventure in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Dark History I: Murder, Madness & Misadventure in Penn’s Woods
This program features true tales from the mysterious history of Delaware and Chester Counties. Hear cases of witchcraft, necromancy, murder and natural disasters, and learn about the strange ways that early Pennsylvanians treated their dead—and their living.

  • Dates and Times: Phoenixville 9/30 (7-8 PM), Chester County Library 10/7 (7-8 PM), Spring City, Chester Springs, Atglen, Oxford, Avon Grove, & Downingtown 10/11 (7-8 PM)

Dark History 2: Demon, Witch, Cannibal: Pennsylvania’s Early Settlers and the Supernatural
Pennsylvania has a reputation as an unmitigated disappointment- but that is far from the truth. Because of its origins, the Quaker colony has a unique and sometimes extreme relationship with the metaphysical.

  • Dates and Times: Spring City, Chester Springs, Atglen, Oxford, Avon Grove, & Downingtown 10/25 (7-8 PM)

Dark History 3: What Heart So Hard, The Hanging of Elizabeth Wilson
In 1786 Elizabeth Wilson, a farmer’s daughter from Chester County, became the last woman executed for infanticide in Pennsylvania. This lecture will address her mysterious life, controversial death, and the way history gets reshaped over time.

  • Dates and Times: Spring City, Chester Springs, Atglen, Oxford, Avon Grove, & Downingtown 10/28 (7-8 PM)

Officials state that registration is required for these virtual events. Visit the CCLS Event Calendar to register with your Library/Preferred date and time: LibCal – Chester County Library System.

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